Bring on the Male Allies: Accelerating Inclusive Organizations

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By Jodi Detjen and Daffany Chan In the wake of the #Metoo movement, people are buzzing about inclusion and gender equity in the workplace. But women are still not advancing to leadership positions at the same rate as men. 1 in 6 male managers are hesitating to mentor women. The state of women in the workplace is clear: Women’s progress is stalled. So what’s an […]

I’m Tired of Walking on Eggshells – Diversity Fatigue: What it is and How to Avoid it

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One of the most discouraging things for a Diversity and Inclusion leader to overhear is frustration expressed that including diversity in the workplace is “too hard” or worse, that “we’ve gone too far.”  The fervor around the Kavanagh hearings, which has some fearing a massive wave of false accusations and the firing of NBC’s Megan […]

Men’s Fears of #metoo Showcase Conflicting Gender Perspectives

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“I want my female colleague to stop touching me.” At a recent session with men, I was asked why women seem to be able to freely connect physically with male colleagues, whereas men fear losing their job or harassment lawsuits when they communicate physically. This frustration reflects a fear men have that #metoo will go […]

How to Get More Women Into Leadership? Give Men Time Off

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By Jodi Detjen, Managing Partner Adapted from Blog written for Bright Horizons There’s plenty in the news about getting more women into leadership. But, increasingly, companies are dialing into the reality that gender equity is not going to change until men are involved as well. A key ingredient? Paternity leave. Yes, it seems like a […]

Sexual Harassment is a Sign You Have a Gender Power Gap in Your Organization

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By Kelly Watson, Managing Partner By now, you can’t have missed the growing swell of #me too revelations that many, if not most women have experienced. Women are collectively sharing some degree of harassment in the workplace because of their gender.  Whether it be “micro-aggressions” – jokes, hints, or jabs intended to make women uncomfortable […]

Why So Much Focus on Women?: 5 Steps to Addressing Men’s Concerns about Gender Equity

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  While working with our clients on Women’s Leadership Development, we have encountered pushback from some men. They seem bewildered that women are getting so much attention and some even feel threatened by the focus. They defend their workplaces as a meritocracy, a truly American belief-system that rewards ability and effort with success. “If women […]